Summer Birds

Summer Birds

The Butterflies of Maria Merian

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The story of a young girl living in the 17th century who took the time to observe the life cycle of butteflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.
Publisher: New York : Holt, 2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805089370
0805089373
Branch Call Number: 595.78139 En
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Paschkis, Julie

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The story of Maria Merian, the young girl who disproved an ancient superstition by observing and documenting the life cycle of butterflies and moths in the Middle Ages.


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Lucchesa
Feb 01, 2011

A beautiful, lively book - too simple for my 7-year-old - about a female artist and scientist who deserves to be better known.

MisterRick Jan 23, 2011

Not only a readable picture book about science, but a fine example of free thinking: a young girl rejects the common wisdom of her day.

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